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Nov 21, 2012 6:00pm PST
way, much more here than the advantage nationally among the same groups. >> now mitt romney, you say, did well with whites but the problem is there's not as many? >> yeah, well, romney did carry whites. that was much less than his national advantage up 20 points. most significantly in california white voters are quickly losing their majority as voters. take a look at the california electorate today compared with just 18 short years ago. who are the voters in california? look, you see whites losing their percentages, 73% to 60%. latinos gaining. one out of four asian americans doubling their population as voters. african-americans stayed the same. you put it together and we find growing numbers of minorities with one-sided support and who is that for? it's for the democrats. >> and what do you anticipate for the future? is that something that will stay that way? >> well, few things are permanent in politics. we know that much f. republicans want to get back into this game, they're going to have to be able to do it by finding the issues be a the ways to reach minorities. until they fin
NBC
Nov 3, 2012 6:00pm PDT
, president obama and governor romney are campaigning day and night's flying battleground state to battleground state, trying to win over undecided voters. >>> plus, how hurricane sandy is playing a role as well. >>> and how businesses in south bay are trying to get creative without the regular hockey crow crowd. >>> nbc bay area news starts now. >>> good evening, i'm diane dwyer, thank you for joining us, it has been a week since hurricane sandy hit the east coast, many are without power, and recovery is still slow. nbc's jay gray has more on how neighbors are helping neighbors. >> reporter: the clean up has come from some who suffered the most. >> everybody is looking after everybody else, helping each other. >> reporter: survivors, coming together in the wake of sandy. >> this is a disaster that has touched home for us. it is our job to go out here with the people. >> reporter: making meals. >> reporter: and volunteer doctors taking care of those who have no place to go. >> i think that they made the right decision. >> reporter: she was supposed to compete in the new york city m
NBC
Nov 10, 2012 6:00pm PST
. florida election officials say the president carried 50% of the vote to mitt romney's 49.1%. a difference of about 74,000 votes. the president had enough electoral votes to win re-election on tuesday without florida, moving florida into the blue column now increases the president's electoral vote total to 332 compared to romney's 206. >>> it's been nearly two weeks since hurricane sandy hit the east coast. and some suburban new york homes are still without power tonight. and people there are getting more and more frustrated. [ honking ] >> dozens of people protested outsidet headquarters of the long island power authority today. right now nearly 140,000 homes and businesses still do not have electricity. new york governor andrew cuomo visited a neighborhood in queens today that's still in the dark. there is word tonight that crews hope to restore power to 99% of the homes by tuesday. the governor acknowledged that's not good enough. >> i think all the utility companies failed in several ways. i don't want to be harsh. i understand the storm was catastrophic in many ways. but i
NBC
Nov 29, 2012 6:00pm PST
and mitt romney sit down for lunch at the white house. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton reveals the blueprint for an aids-free generation. >> reporter: a supreme court decision may mean wedding bell for thousands of gay couples in california. i'm cheryl hurd. i'll explain. you know how much grandma wanted to be here for your fist christmas? you see grandma lives waaaay down here, and you live way up here. brian, your cousin, he's a little bit older than you, he lives here, in chicago. and your aunt lisa lives here, in baltimore. uncle earnie? waaay out in hawaii. but don't you worry, we will always be together for christmas. [ male announcer ] being together is the best part of the holidays and cheerios is happy to be part of the family. you just ate dallas! >>> preparations are underway at san francisco city hall for same sex marriages to begin again. they could resume in days, months or never. >> the united states supreme court might address this controversial issue tomorrow. nbc bay area's cheryl hurd explain this complex situation. >> i feel like we're seeing the light at th
NBC
Nov 5, 2012 6:00pm PST
tomorrow. gop rival mitt romney is focussed on the swing states as well starting in florida and then moving to virginia. his schedule, a blur since saturday he's held 13 events in seven up battleground states with a message of bipartisanship vowing to break gridlock in washington. >> i'll endeavor to find good democrats and republicans who care more about the country than they do about politics. >> we have come too far to turn back now. we've come too far to let our hearts grow faint. now is the time to keep pushing forward. >> president obama made another call to new jersey governor chris christie today about storm cleanup but surprised the republican governor by handing the phone to bruce string streen, also a new jersey native. christie is a long-time springsteen fan. >> larry joins us from the newsroom. it's all about the voters now. we've been doing this for months if not years. what should we look for tomorrow. one or two things that stand out for you? >> we have to look at turnout in two contexts, the turnout in the election and the day of turnout. we know democrats tend to wi
NBC
Nov 2, 2012 6:00pm PDT
not as intense as it's been in the past. >> i'm tired of obama and mitt romney. >> that is why you are crying? oh. >> most people are not crying about it, but they are feel ago considerable amount of fatigue over the election season. >> we are starting to get the sense it's too much and we are starting to get tired of hearing about it. >> she is an official member of the broadcast arts at san francisco state university. not only can the shear number of ads wear people down but the tone is worse. >> the negative ads that turns me off, if i see one, i think i will vote for the other candidate. >> i think they are now indicatindicat catering to another element that is not good. >> the realty is that the bay area media market, less money has been spent here for the fourth quarter this year than was spent in the fourth quarters of 2010 and 2008. most people we talked to, that is little comfort. >> some of them get my blood pressure up, that is for sure. if i lived in ohio, i could be getting upset. >> it may be a better idea to spend the final hours to inform yourself. >> try to underst
NBC
Nov 12, 2012 6:00pm PST
. the state's gop suffered a sweeping defeat. not only did mitt romney lose, voters rejected their stance on the proposition and democrats won a super majority in the state assembly. >> the republican party has no good news other that once you hit bottom there's only one way to go if you're going to survive. >> reporter: east bay political science professor says things couldn't have been more disastrous for the gop. he says the party needs to do a lot of soul-searching if they want to remain relevant in california and the country. >> the country is diverse. the definition of the diverse. the republican party believe they could continue to rely and there would be enough of those people traditional whites that they could be a viable party. >> reporter: he says not only does the party need to be more inclusive it needs to the move to the middle acknowledging the liberal shift of california voters. >> the republican party needs to figure out how to be the right party for california and if they can figure that out, they very well may lead their national party in a better direction. >> r
NBC
Nov 26, 2012 6:00pm PST
mot motorcade for mitt romney. >>> super storm sandy carried a hefty price tag. the mayor is announcing that the city suffered $19 billion in losses from the storm. mayor bloomberg is planning a trip to capitol hill to ask congress for $10 billion in aid. it's not clear how much that will overlap with the $30 billion he requested from the feds. >> jeff ranieri is here to tell us about what's happening. >> we have a few storm systems this way throughout the week. not only the rain, but also the wind. we'll have the full seven day forecast. two of the strongest storms coming our way in the bay area in just a few minutes. >>> coming up in sports, no one is trying to be a backup quarterback. guys want to be the man. the quarterback controversy continues in san francisco. who should be the leader of the nineers it's a hot topic and we'll cover it in sports. >>> in health matters tonight, news about alzheimer's. researchers say alzheimer's can act very differently depending on your gender. the brain begins to shrink earlier in women with the disease, but men tend to have more diffi
NBC
Nov 1, 2012 6:00pm PDT
, nevada and colorado. you see now mitt romney who was also campaigning in virginia today. both sides concentrating on nine swing states which is considered to be likely to make the difference. >> the president wants to see four more years and that's his chant. four more years, four more years, but our chant is this, five more days, all right? five more days. >> we know what change looks like. and what the governor's offering sure ain't change. giving more power back to the biggest bank isn't change. leaving millions without health insurance isn't change. >> in today's nbc marrist poll the president leads in iowa. the races in wisconsin, and new hampshire are much tighter. >>> for countless immigrants deportation is always a daunting reality even if you are legal, but the alameda district attorney's office is taking step to prevent that from happening when an immigrant is arrested for a nonviolent crime. ray kelly said it took a year for d.a. nancy o'malley to ship guidelines instructing prosecutors to let immigrants avoid convicts that would get themmic canned out of the country. tha
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